Moving to a new country means you may need assistance setting up a bank account and understanding currency. That’s why our Envie team is ready to assist you through the process.
Need groceries or a good meal? Our Envie team can arrange to bring students for grocery trips and recommend restaurants or quick food pick-up. Even better, you can purchase food from the marketplace in the building!
With 24-hour surveillance and management monitoring the building and perimeter, night security on rounds between 11:00pm and 7:00am, secure building and suite access, and a resident walk-safe program, safety is of high importance at Envie.
When English is not your native language, it can be difficult to understand certain concepts or to communicate accurately, that is why we have Community Advisors who will assist you with your questions and provide you with language resources.
We are conveniently located steps from the O-train and bus stop… and with a walk score of 84 and bike score of 79, you’ll be able to quickly get where you’re going. Or if you prefer, our concierge service can also order you Uber or a taxi.
With excellent WiFi throughout the building and suites, you can use email, social media or Skype to chat with your friends and family back home any time!
Our welcome package includes a list of nearby hospitals, walk-in clinics and local family doctors as well as a process of what to do in an emergency.
We want you to fully experience all that Ottawa has to offer. Our Envie team will keep you up-to-date with the latest events, festivals and attractions happening in the city, plan Envie events in the neighbourhoods and schedule city tours to visit places like Parliament Hill, the Museum of Nature, and Rideau Centre.
Our roommate matching system ensures you are placed with a well-matched roommate(s) based on your criteria and similar interests. Don’t want roommates? No problem, we have single suites available too.
With our state-of-the-art fitness centre and exercise activities, you will keep your mind and body healthy with no additional fees!
Making friends in your new city has never been easier, our Lifestyle Manager regularly develops fun, social activities that are designed to connect you with other Envie students and the community you live in. Our social spaces and roommate matching services also provide international students with the opportunity to build friendships and learn about Canadian culture.